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Question on job application


 I'm a college student and my school sent me an email telling me about employment at a grocery store. The email as well as the store's website says that the starting wage is $11.75-13.00 an hour. On the part of the application that says "desired pay" should i put "open to negotiation" or should i put the wage that was stated. I ask this because i don't want them to think I'm all about the money or wanting to get a high pay right from the start, but i don't want to make it seem like i didn't do my research or get underpaid either. What should i do?

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Asked by quita1991 at 5:08 PM on Jan. 6, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • If you have qualifications for this job, you should ask for starting pay at 12.00. If not, open for negotiations.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 5:11 PM on Jan. 6, 2013

  • I would put $12/hour

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 5:11 PM on Jan. 6, 2013

  • I agree, go with $12. That's in their listed range, and low enough so you don't sound greedy. Or maybe something like "$12 but willing to discuss."

    Answer by wendythewriter at 5:47 PM on Jan. 6, 2013

  • Since you know the exact rate they are willing to pay I'd also put $12.00. I normally put " neg" when I'm unsure of exact starting pay too.

    Answer by lillie70 at 10:58 AM on Jan. 8, 2013

  • I would put Neg. but during the interview cover what you would like to be paid.

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:45 AM on Jan. 8, 2013

  • I always so OPEN and then we can discuss it at the interview. Is this for Aldi? That's their starting wages, I've seen it.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:46 AM on Jan. 8, 2013

  • @m-avi yes its for aldi

    Comment by quita1991 (original poster) at 12:40 PM on Jan. 8, 2013

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